UK Changed Attitude to PiratesAdded: Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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It seems that the advisors of UK Prime Minister are already unhappy with forcing Internet service providers to send their customers notifications when they pirate films, music and TV shows.
A few days ago, the Prime Minister’s IP advisor claimed that it’s time to realize that the currently employed scheme might fail and the government needs to turn to something more enforceable – for example, disconnections, fines, and even jail sentences.
The industry experts confirm that the UK Digital Economy Act has been running for 4 years on and is seen as pointless in overwhelming majority of cases. The idea was to educate the casual file-sharer about legitimate alternatives in the hope the user would change their behavior.
But this plan failed, as serious file-sharers could ignore the rules by using foreign proxy websites which were untraceable. Ordinary users were receiving 4 notifications and then nothing was happening. The advisor believes that four years is enough for the government to understand that they need to start thinking what to do if these warnings are ignored by infringers.
He says that notifications and fines are first steps, but blocking access to the web and custodial sentencing for damaging infringers should not be ruled out either. Of course, jail won’t be immediately on the cards for infringers. Education has to come first, with a special attention paid to informing consumers that illegal file-sharing is not in their best long-term interests and is not socially acceptable. In the meantime, the industry will be forced to get their product right and attractive to consumers.
But once the authorities had won the hearts and minds of content consumers and offered suitable product, keeps the option of enforcement of copyright legislation on the table when all else has been exhausted. David Cameron replied that he would closely consider his advisor’s report.
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Sunday, July 6th, 2014
|Things are changing...We have to protect ourselves.|
|posted by (2014-07-06 06:47:07)|
|It's funny how the UK is quickly becoming the exact image of the famous book "1984" which was written by a British (Eric Blair a.k.a. George Orwell) and takes place in England.|
I'm not talking about file sharing either, it's just that things usually start with some minor infringement on personal freedom and then progress towards more serious control and punishment from the Governments. Well at least for now we still have the Tor Browser but I wonder if soon it will be illegal to download and use it.
|posted by (2014-07-06 09:05:42)|
|Awww boy lets hope proxies and vpns etc can up their game and protect us even more .|
And ops using TOR doesn t keep you safe can t find a vpn or proxie I like yet.
|Proxies are not reliable. Just use some VPN for 5 USD per month or even ~3 USD per month if you pay annually and live free.|
|just blame all piracy on benefit scroungers, they will soon have the masses on side.|
|the internet is so boring today it wouldn't bother me the slightest if they blocked my internet.They will lose money by doing that and by fining people for piracy.I went to HMV last week and Ray Donovan season 1 was £25 there's only 13 episodes that's neally £2 a episode and to watch a film at the cinemas is £8.50.If they think i will pay silly money like that they are crazy.The PM and Goverment might be made of money that doesn't mean everybody else is.|
|What's a good VPN trusted provider that actually works? That's not being tracked ??|
|All of this banning, blocking, fining, threatening, will ultimately be counter productive, people will stop using the internet. Loads of my customers have stopped things like online banking, almost all have now removed facebook accounts, most no longer use mainstream emails like google, hotmail, yahoo etc and none use ISP based emails. The More I hear of these thug tactics the more I plan for a life without computers. If sales of apps, games and peripheral tools and in app/game sales went up because of this everyone will want to be a programmer and nobody will want to be much else, a bit like kids today they all want be singers, what you end up with is a load of shelf fillers for the supermarkets and nobody to buy the food. I can see riots becoming more frequent of the next 2-3 years if not sooner because of the angry that is building up in people.|
|posted by (2014-07-06 14:49:36)|
|The U.K. has always been ruled by a snobbish elite. The Dutch managed to keep religious freedom when New Amsterdam became New York.|
|"blocking access to the web and custodial sentencing for damaging infringers should not be ruled out either"|
Oh, just block us all and be done with it. Let's see how long it takes for the ISPs to start complaining that their subscriber numbers have fallen off the bottom of the chart.
|The isp`s are now pushing back and suing the intelligence services,not that it will stop them even with the recent EU courts rulings on monitoring of people on the internet and data retention rulings none of which the uk govt are taking heed of at the moment which state they are committing illegal acts in monitoring us and retaining data without consent.|
What gives me the hump is the UK government giving my data to a foreign power so called friendly or not it is a breach of trust and in other circumstances treason.
|we can expect more scaremongering of online terrorists and pedophiles from the British and USA govt`s to give them a raison d`etre to pursue breaches in privacy and security ( that they themselves create on a daily basis) in order to illicit information they have no right to and which they obtain illegally in most cases.|
|They are so 'Holier than thou' about law-breaking and yet they actively suppress natural cancer cures along with the media and big pharma the world over. Maybe they should get a stern warning?|
|PLEASE EDUCATE ME IF I'M WRONG, A MOVIE COMES OUT, IT MAKES HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS (give or take), PEOPLE BUY THE BLURAY SOME DVD WHEN IT COMES OUT... WHEN DOES IT STOP. SO WHEN I OWN THE DISC I DON'T REALLY OWN ONE BECAUSE "I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO SHARE". THE NEXT THING DAIRY COMPANIES WILL FORBID YOU FROM SHARING YOUR MILK WITH YOUR ROOM MATES (sounds rediculuos doesn't it!?). THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST AFRAID OF WHAT WE'RE BECOMING, WE'RE COMING TOGETHER, SHARING AND EDUCATING EACH OTHER, FOR INSTANCE THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS,OPINIONS AND IDEAS WE SHARE "IT'S A GLOBAL REVOLUTION"... IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SO-CALLED MONEY THEY CLAIM TO BE LOSING, WHAT THEY MEAN IS THEY ARE LOSING CONTROL OVER OUR MINDS.|
PEACE IN PEACE OUT!!!
|posted by (2014-07-09 16:17:57)|
|ok here how i see it.yes i download.yes its illegal but i still go to the cinema for the movies i really want to see.the other movies i download are just extra that i would not pay to see or buy on dvd. ie the movie industry is not losing money as i would not go to the cinema anymore than i already do if the internet had never been created.now im sure that many of us do the same as seeing movie on 50 inch tv is not the same as on the big screen.maybe the government need to realize this and stop wasting tax payers money fighting something that is not in the public interest.this weekend all 6 of my household are of to see new transformers movie.now how do movie company miss out on cash at their prices|
|posted by (2014-07-10 09:29:22)|
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